An electric scooter's battery typically lasts between 3 000 and 10 000 kilometres. However, battery life depends on many factors: the type of battery, the size, your riding style and the maintenance of the scooter.
You should be aware that all electric scooter batteries lose capacity over time. This means that with use, the battery will gradually decrease in efficiency, capacity and performance. However, the latest battery management systems in e-scooters use more advanced technology that extends the life of the battery.
It is safe to say that the battery of an electric scooter will last longer if you take good care of it. Therefore, avoid extreme loads, charge and clean it regularly.
When to change the battery in an electric scooter
The battery must be replaced when the time comes, if the battery of the electric scooter stops charging or does not work. In addition, batteries that are damaged or burnt out should be replaced immediately to avoid further malfunctions of the scooter.
It is worth remembering that replacing an electric scooter battery should be done by a professional technician. However, some e-scooters have the option of easy battery replacement.
Please also note that the cost of a battery for an e-scooter is upwards of €200, depending on the model of your scooter. Manufacturers recommend that buyers buy the same battery for their e-scooter and avoid non-original batteries for your safety and that of your scooter.
Tips on how to maintain your e-scooter battery
Charge the battery regularly and always keep the battery charged, even if you don't plan to use it in the near future. Get into the habit of charging your scooter after each use to avoid rapid wear and tear.
Do not keep the e-scooter battery charged for too long and try not to overcharge it. The specifications for the electric scooter battery indicate the charging time. Follow the manufacturers' recommended times to avoid under- or overcharging the battery. Medium-capacity electric scooters can be charged in around four hours, while larger and more powerful scooters can be charged in 6-10 hours.